Aggressive Inflammatory Myofibroblastic Tumor of the Urinary Bladder in Children

Abstract

Janet E. Baack Kukreja, Jennifer Gordetsky, Jimena Cubillos, Robert A. Mevorach, Ronald Rabinowitz, William C. Hulbert

Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) of the genitourinary tract is a wellknown entity. The majority of the literature characterizes IMT of the bladder as a benign, slow growing tumor in children. We present two cases of aggressive IMT. Although rhabdomyosarcoma is more common, IMT should remain within the differential diagnosis for any bladder mass found in a child or young adult. The diagnosis of IMT is important in preventing unnecessary diagnostic procedures and guiding the appropriate treatment.

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